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Ubuntulessness and the White and Blue

Sometimes human beings are hard to motivate. There’s a fabulously funny and not  necessarily accurate stereotype of teens being the feet-dragging, downward-mouth-turning, eye-rolling apathetics of the world. But we’re all prone to feeling tired, grumpy, unmotivated and rather unco-operative.  Any class in the later lessons on a Thursday epitomises this, but most of the time […]

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Simon Says … “School Uniform”

Writer’s note to you – “I’ve had the opportunity to chat to many of you about these articles. Sometimes at sports’ fixtures. Sometimes as we pass each other in the carpark or on-campus. Sometimes via email or off-site at a shopping mall. I really do appreciate these moments with you very much.”Simon I’ve written this […]

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Simon Says … “Relationship over Detail”

Last week I had the opportunity to attend the Deputy Heads’ Conference held at Waterkloof House Preparatory School.  While the presentations were of a particularly high standard, what made it even more worthwhile was the time spent with my excellent colleagues and the deputies at HeronBridge: Helen Braithwaite, Gina Brunsden and Brett Nicolson.  I am […]

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Remember Your Why (Me)?

I might be hurtling towards middle age, accumulating years and years of performing-monkey-poetry-teaching experience (and addictions to coffee, and stationery) on top of a good few years of university, a century ago, but l, Iike all of us in this precarious, fragile, worrying world of ours, still learn something new each and every day, and […]

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Holidays, AKA Letting the (Stop-and-Go) Dust Settle

They’re here, the August holidays, a time to Stop after all the Go-Go-Go-Go of a typically tiring, frantically frenetic Term 2 – it’s the same sense of relief as, as after half an hour at the Stop, finally being told to Go. After a term of inhaling dusty air and the Eat or be Eaten, […]

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Simon Says … is within the top 10 Best SA School Blogs

We are so pleased to share the fantastic news that HeronBridge College, through our website blogs, is within the top 10 of Best SA School Blogs. We congratulate our College Deputy Head, Mr Simon Crane on producing such an amazing blog and wonderful contribution! Here’s the link to the blog chosen for the award: https://www.twinkl.co.za/blog/twinkls-top-10-south-african-education-blogs.

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Simon Says … “The 22″

As we draw our second term to a close a few thoughts come to mind.  The exam season brings with it a complete shift in tone within our school. It’s a great deal quieter, as pupils spend less time at school, no one bustles from class to class and our co-curricular programme pauses to allow […]

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One Thing at a Time

About three years ago, when the juggling of to-do lists of knives, duties, watermelons, bowling pin things, balls, marking piles and flamethrowers were getting out of hand (literally and figuratively), l adopted this mantra in desperation. I now bleat it at myself, my friends, my mother, my car, my students and unreliably veering supermarket trolleys […]

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Simon Says … “Stopping the Conveyor-Belt”

Confession time…I sometimes find myself getting very frustrated with others on the road. I’m sure you know what I mean. I am often impatient and I struggle not to let my frustration get the better of me. Later in the day, I find myself reflecting and questioning why, in spite of knowing better, I continue […]

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The Pen is Less Grillerig than the Sword Or Why Weird School Days are Wonderful

I’ve been buying stationery again. It ultimately benefits the students, l promise. Also, green pens are for moderation, ironic in my case (see image). It’s a self-soothing, highly impractical and expensive habit. There’s also no end in sight for this fatal flaw, because l am a teacher – stationery is essential and NICE stationery is […]

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Everything’s better with coffee in hand!

Dear Parents, To help ease the pain of the stop and go, we are bringing the coffee to you! From tomorrow morning, Thursday 11 July, The Usual Mobile Coffee van will be on hand to serve you a delicious warm beverage to enjoy on your journey. Their mobile unit will be stationed outside our Baobab […]

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